Join us this Saturday, May 23rd from 10:00-11:30 for the second in our Green Gardening Lecture series, The Return of the Victory Garden. Boone Gardiner’s own Holly Smith will host Tracy Missun, Oldham County Extension Agent, for this invaluable session on how to grow your own veggies and herbs at home. Tracy and Holly will cover everything from soil issues (composting, soil amendments, moisture) to organic fertilizers and pesticides, to heirloom and hybrids varieties and companion/ succession planting. This will be a great introduction for beginners as well as a refresher for experienced gardens on how to grow your own, save money, improve personal health and the health of our planet!
Today’s clinic was so much fun, thank you to all that attend. We discussed the fundamentals of composting and how to do it., while showing off various styles of composters and methods. We also had Brian Barnes from Breaking New Grounds sharing all of the great things that they are doing and he taught everyone how to put the power of worms to work for you with vermicomposting.
Come join us for a composting clinic on Saturday April 18, 2009 from 1-2:30 P.M. We will cover the basics of home composting and teach you how you can reduce waste and create a wonderful soil amendment at the same time.
Breaking New Grounds will also be here to teach us all about vermicomposting. They will have worms for sale if anyone wants to start their own colony. If you just want the finished product, we will have bags of vermicompost for you to take home.
We hope to see you at the garden center this Saturday!
It was great to see so many folks interested in vegetable gardening this past Saturday! Thank you to Rainbow Blossom for inviting us out to help get gardeners started on the right foot this spring. This spring we will continue to have new vegetable starts available as it gets warmer so please stop by to check out our selection. If you still have more questions feel free to leave a post on the blog or stop by one of our clinics that we will be offering at the garden center in Crestwood.
Upcoming Lectures at Boone Gardiner:
April 18th – “Composting 101”
May 9th – “The New Victory Garden”
Spring has arrived at Boone Gardiner and we have all kinds of great things to show you. We have hundreds of Kentucky grown trees available to replace trees that you may have lost from storm damage.
There are new truck loads of trees and plants arriving daily. We have a wonderful selection of Sustainable and Green Gardening Products such as: composters, rain barrels, herbicides, pesticides and much more. As well as our premier line of organic seeds, Seeds of Change, are in and we have a huge selection of veggies, herbs and flowers seeds for your garden.